The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival attendee who was found unresponsive Sunday morning in her campsite has been identified as 29-year-old Leeann Sizemore from Lowell, Ind.
First responders say they performed CPR and transported her to the Unity Medical Center in Manchester, where she was confirmed dead. Manchester city police say they don’t suspect foul play, but it’s unclear whether drugs contributed to her death. A toxicology report is pending.
Coffee County Emergency Medical Services chief Michael Bonner tells WPLN News his medics continued CPR en route to the hospital but did not administer naloxone, assuming that the first responders who work for Bonnaroo likely did. Administering the overdose reversal drug has become standard procedure when someone is found unconscious and has no adverse side effects.
Bonnaroo has not yet responded to WPLN’s request for comment.
With a continued rise in overdose deaths, Bonnaroo organizers partnered with a nonprofit this year that distributed 2,500 doses of naloxone, which can revive someone if used in time. A festival death in 2019 was determined to be an overdose from fentanyl. The 26-year-old from Brentwood also had ecstasy in his system — a party drug that is increasingly laced with the cheap but potent synthetic opioid.
Overall, Bonner says it was a quieter festival than normal — even with the blistering heat on Thursday — with roughly 30 medical transports rather than the usual number around 50.